Crown Hotel, Fairfield Street, Ardwick. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image .
The Crown Hotel is seen here in about 1970 what is almost certainly the corner of Fairfield Street and Chancellor Lane in Ardwick - here's the view down Pin Mill Brow with the Crown in the background. The grand Chesters pub is seen from an aerial spot looking down Lyon Street, a lost street just west of Lime Bank Street, in the 1891 map below (Castle Brewery to the rear of the Crown).
Crown Inn, Fairfield Street. (c) www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html .
The Crown must have been rebuilt at some point in the late 1890s or early 20th century as the small, square-shaped Crown Inn was clearly enlarged in later years. Nothing but light industrial units, hidden behind advertising hoardings, stand on this spot today.
Former location of Crown, Fairfield Street. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.